• Petitioned Senator Jeff Essmann
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Senate President
Senator Jeff Essmann
Senate President Pro Tempore
Senator Debby Barrett
Senate Majority Leader
Senator Art Wittich
Senate Majority Whip
Senator Eric Moore
Senate Majority Whip
Senator Janna Taylor
Senate Majority Whip
Senator Llew Jones
Senate Minority Leader
Senator Jon Sesso
Senate Minority Whip
Senator Robyn Driscoll
See response
Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Elsie Arntzen
Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Taylor Brown
Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Tom Facey
Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Dave Lewis
Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Sharon Stewart-Peregoy
Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Jonathan Windy Boy
Board of Regents
Regent Todd Buchanan
Board of Regents
Regent Jeffrey Krauss
Chair, Board of Regents
Regent Angela McLean
Board of Regents
Regent Joseph Thiel
Board of Regents
Regent Paul Tuss
Commissioner of Higher Education
Commissioner Clayton Christian
Deputy Commissioner for Fiscal Affairs / Chief of Staff
Mick Robinson
Associate Commissioner for Communications & Human Resources
Kevin McRae
Chief Legal Counsel
Vivian Hammill
President, University of Montana
Royce C. Engstrom
House Education
Representative Doug Coffin
Executive Assistant to the Commissioner and the Board of Regents
Lynette Brown
Senate Minority Whip
Senator Cliff Larsen
Chair, Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Jim Peterson
Governor, State of Montana
Governor Steve Bullock

Confirm Regent Pat Williams

    1. Aylinn Inmon
    2. Petition by

      Aylinn Inmon

      Missoula, MT

Pat Williams has spent his life and career fighting for a stronger education system in Montana. He has spent his life standing up for Montana students. And when our most vulnerable need a voice, Pat has always been there. 

Pat believes our communities become stronger and that we make students safer by talking about and solving problems —  not shying away from them. 
 
As a former University of Montana student, faculty member and the parent of three University of Montana graduates, Pat has made every decision by asking what outcome will make the University of Montana a better place for students to grow and learn.

Because of this, we, the undersigned, support Pat Williams’ confirmation to the Montana Board of Regents.  We urge you to support his confirmation to the Montana Board of Regents.

Pat’s commitment to the University of Montana is deep, genuine and unwavering.  

Pat believes the University has begun making genuine reforms in beginning to heal the community of Missoula, the University of Montana and its athletic department.  As that difficult process continues it will, as it already has, cause pain and difficulty in the short-term; but eventually our institution, our players, and our students will be the beneficiaries. 

By any measure, Pat is eminently qualified to serve on the Montana Board of Regents. Pat chaired the Committee on Postsecondary Education in the U.S. Congress, served as a Trustee or Director on countless national Boards and has irreplaceable experience to offer the Regents and the university system as they chart a course forward for all Montana students.

Your signature below is a show of support not for just Pat Williams, but for a better University of Montana and a better education for our students:

* A Montana that encourages students, teachers, parents and those in leadership positions alike to speak up and speak out. 

* A Montana that encourages students and their leaders to solve, not ignore, the challenges they will inevitably face.

* A Montana that always and only assumes we can and must do better.  

To:
Senator Jeff Essmann, Senate President
Senator Debby Barrett, Senate President Pro Tempore
Senator Art Wittich, Senate Majority Leader
Senator Eric Moore, Senate Majority Whip
Senator Janna Taylor, Senate Majority Whip
Senator Llew Jones, Senate Majority Whip
Senator Jon Sesso, Senate Minority Leader
Senator Robyn Driscoll, Senate Minority Whip
Senator Elsie Arntzen, Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Taylor Brown, Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Tom Facey, Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Dave Lewis, Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Sharon Stewart-Peregoy, Senate Education & Telecommunications
Senator Jonathan Windy Boy, Senate Education & Telecommunications
Regent Todd Buchanan, Board of Regents
Regent Jeffrey Krauss, Board of Regents
Regent Angela McLean, Chair, Board of Regents
Regent Joseph Thiel, Board of Regents
Regent Paul Tuss, Board of Regents
Commissioner Clayton Christian, Commissioner of Higher Education
Mick Robinson, Deputy Commissioner for Fiscal Affairs / Chief of Staff
Kevin McRae, Associate Commissioner for Communications & Human Resources
Vivian Hammill, Chief Legal Counsel
Royce C. Engstrom, President, University of Montana
Representative Doug Coffin, House Education
Lynette Brown, Executive Assistant to the Commissioner and the Board of Regents
Senator Cliff Larsen, Senate Minority Whip
Senator Jim Peterson, Chair, Senate Education & Telecommunications
Governor Steve Bullock, Governor, State of Montana
Confirm Regent Pat Williams

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Senator Robyn Driscoll responds:

      Senator Robyn Driscoll

      We could not get a more qualified or compassionate person on the Board of Regents than Pat Williams. I strongly urge his confirmation. Thank you for your service and for this opportunity to comment.


    3. Decision-maker Senator Robyn Driscoll responds:

      Senator Robyn Driscoll

      We could not get a more compassionate or qualified person on the board of regents than Pat Williams. I strongly urge his confirmation.


    4. Reached 200 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Patricia coleman BUTTE, MT
      • over 1 year ago

      I believe he is the right man at the right time and will do exceptional as his record will show..

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    • joyce gibbs MISSOULA, MT
      • over 1 year ago

      why should we cowtow to the UM when its practices are so obviously wrong? higher education is no place to encourage violence and materialism. Pat was right in calling them Thugs. not all of them, but if you look in recent years, a number of youth kicked out of other schools were picked up by UM and look at the atrocities they have accomplished. all UM students should be held to high standards. and thugs should not be brought here for violent capitalism...aka... football

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    • Cheryl Graner BILLINGS, MT
      • over 1 year ago

      Education is important and we need you to keep working for the best for our future generations.

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    • Monty Patterson BILLINGS, MT
      • over 1 year ago

      It's a no brainer, Confirm Pat!

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    • Dean McGovern MISSOULA, MT
      • over 1 year ago

      Pat is upstanding citizen and stalwart supporter of education. He believes in the type of education that helps people be more, not less. I appreciate his honesty and candid perspective in good times and in bad. We need more courageous leaders like Pat Williams caring for our institutions. Please confirm Pat William's appointment to the Montana Board of Regents.

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